Anxiety is the natural response to stress more often than not anxiety is connected to feelings of fear and uncertainty. While stress and anxiety are normal responses those with anxiety disorders will often have increased feelings which have a major impact on their quality of life.
Symptoms of Anxiety
- Feelings of nervousness
- Feelings of restlessness
- Feeling stressed
- Difficulty concentrating
A psychiatric condition is a disorder that leads to mental illness and can have a dramatic impact on a patient’s mood, thinking, behavior, and overall quality of life and relationships with others. Unfortunately, the fallout of certain psychiatric conditions can lead to pain, disability, incarceration, institutionalization, and even death. Some of the most common psychiatric conditions include depression, PTSD, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction, and personality disorders.
Depression is a mental disorder that affects how one feels, thinks, and acts. Depression also causes feelings of sadness and/or loss of interest in activities. Depression may also decrease your ability to function at work and at home.
- feeling sad
- loss of interest
- change in appetite
- loss of sleep/sleeping too much
- loss of energy or increased fatigue
- feeling worthless or guilty
- difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
- thoughts of death or suicide thoughts
Medical Marijuana has been shown to diminish inflammation, which helps ease patient pain. Smoking cannabis allows the cannabinoids to bind to receptors throughout the body, possibly lowering the amount of pain experienced by patients.
Nerve damage can cause weakness, pain, and numbness throughout the body. Neuropathy is a common side effect of patients treating their cancer with chemotherapy and many have found that smoking medical marijuana helps with the pain associated with this nerve
Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Studies have shown that medical marijuana and the active ingredients within can help limit these feelings of nausea, in addition to helping with appetite.
Many medical conditions, including cancer, result in a loss of appetite and weight loss for the patient. Studies have shown that using medical cannabis in your treatments of cancer can assist in counteracting these effects and help restore the patient’s appetite.
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a Central Nervous system disorder that causes unpredictable reoccurring seizures, it is usually attributed to abnormal electrical activity in the brain which leads to the messages in the brain becoming abnormal and causing seizures.
Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy:
CBD has been shown to help those afflicted with Epilepsy by greatly reducing the number of seizures, when CBD is combined with TCH it has been shown to have tremendous effectiveness in treating children with Dravet Syndrome.
Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic never.
Medical marijuana aids in reducing the pressure in the eyes just as well as prescribed pharmaceuticals. Medical Marijuana has been shown to provide great relief.
Symptoms of Glaucoma:
- Eye Pain
- Blurred Vision
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that hinders the body’s immune system, as a result, they become more susceptible to infections and other diseases, which also leaves the body unable to fight them off. HIV is broken down into stages ending with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). While there is no cure for HIV/AIDs, there have been means of treating the symptoms, one method is medical marijuana.
STAGES OF HIV:
Stage 1: Acute HIV
- Joint pain
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Sores in the throat
- Sore Throat
STAGE 2: HIV Latency
- Weight loss
- Changes in memory
STAGE 3: AIDS
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Skin Infections
- Respiratory Infections
- Gastrointestinal Infections
- Weight loss
- Night Sweats
Side Effects of using Medical Marijuana for HIV/AIDS:
- Reaction Time
Patients suffering from Crohn’s found that treating with medical marijuana found relief with pain and discomfort as well as increased appetite, it has also been shown to help reduce the symptoms of diarrhea.
- Cloudy or blurry vision
- Lights are too bright and/or give off a glare or a halo
- Poor night vision
- Multiple (double) vision
- Colors seem faded
- Increased nearsightedness, increasing the need to change eyeglass prescriptions
- Distortion of vision in either eye